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Ohio kidnapping suspect appears in court

November 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
New details are emerging about a kidnapping suspect in Ohio as the search continues for three missing people.The suspect, Matthew Hoffman, 30, appeared in court Tuesday by video link to face charges of kidnapping 13-year-old Sarah Maynard.

Hoffman didn't speak at his court hearing. A judge set his bond at $1 million.

Investigators seized a tarp and trash bags from the home of Maynard, who was found bound and gagged in Hoffman's basement Sunday.

Maynard's mother, brother and her mother's friend are still missing after disappearing last Wednesday.

Knox County Sheriff David Barber said Maynard's father says she's doing well. Barber also said he's looking forward to meeting Maynard.

Hoffman is under suicide watch.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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